Getting Back on the Wagon – the 5K Race

So, I lost 60 pounds a year ago and guess what happened?  I got complacent, lax with my diet, got off WeightWatchers, stopped exercising regularly, and gained a large portion of the weight back.   I was so disgusted with myself and so intimidated by the prospect of taking it all off again (and keeping it off) that, for months, I did nothing.  And I do mean nothing.  No exercise, no attempt...

Celebrate Your Weight Loss Milestones

At the end of July, I hit my halfway weight loss milestone.  When I started this journey on March 16, 2009, I was 50 pounds heavier.  At that time, I set a goal of losing a hundred pounds.  It sounds excessive, I know, but that is how much weight I needed to lose to be within the healthy weight range for my height.  It seemed impossible at first.  In fact, I could barely get my head around...

Open Your Mind and Your Palate to Succeed at Weight Loss

When I was a small child, my family often took  the train to Chicago to visit family members.  We would have meals in the dining car during the long trips.  One day, my mother bought us breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs, toast and bacon.  I don't know if it was the movement of the train or if I was coming down with the flu or what, but I got very sick and I associated the illness...

Eating Breakfast Can Help With Weight Loss

Did you know that eating breakfast can help you lose weight?  Recent studies suggest that eating breakfast helps us to jumpstart our metabolisms in the morning and avoid overeating throughout the day.  They also suggest that skipping breakfast makes us more likely to overeat later to make up for that skipped meal.  My go to breakfast on weekday mornings is usually a packet of high fiber...

Finding The Time To Write

As usual, I am trying to do way too much.  I'm working on editing my romance novel so that I can send a polished product to the editors and agents who have requested to see it.   I started drafting a science fiction script for Scriptfrenzy.  I'm working out and doing what I have to do to make sure I have healthy food choices available to me so that I can continue my weight loss...

Learning to Cook Healthy Dishes Leads to Weight Loss

I was never known as the cook in my family.  My mother is a fantastic cook.  She can "burn" in at least five different cultures.  She learned to cook from her mother and from spending summers on a farm in Tennessee.  Later, she made friends of different nationalities and took a little from each culture.  She learned to cook Haitian food from her Haitian friends, Jamaican specialties from...

Friends Can Help With Weight Loss

Last weekend, I had dinner at my best friend's house.  One of the many reasons we are such good friends is that we have a mutual love of pleasure in all forms - good food, good wine, good music,  good times  . . .  and so on and so forth.  Anyway, she is an excellent cook and one of her favorite chefs is Emeril Lagasse whom I also adore.  Expecting a delectable, but calorie rich meal and a...